Welcome to the 2016 November Nights Website

The 2016 November Nights Elite College Showcase, presented by adidas, is the first showcase of its kind in the country, featuring some of the nations top older boys & girls youth teams competing day & night over Thanksgiving Weekend in beautiful Carlsbad, California. LA Galaxy San Diego is proud to host the 7th annual November Nights Elite College Showcase, a Class I Competitive Soccer Tournament for boys and girls ages U16-U20 (GU15 also), taking place Nov 25-27.

November Nights Showcase Sunset


  • Tournament: Thanksgiving Weekend – Nov 25-Nov 27, 2016
  • Age brackets for U16-U20 boys & U15-U20 girls (see guide below):
    • U20 – born on or after 1/1/97
    • U18 – born on or after 1/1/99
    • U17 – born on or after 1/1/00
    • U16 – born on or after 1/1/01
    • U15 – born on or after 1/1/02
  • APPLICATION NOTIFICATION: The application process is NOW CLOSED.  Acceptance Or decline notifications will be communicated to applicants on or before October 9th.  Early acceptance may be granted for teams traveling from outside of CalSouth, with the decision made within three (3) weeks after receiving the application provided the application and payment is received no later than Sept 16th.

  • Click here to access the 2016 Team Manager Checklist.
  • Team check-in is on Friday 11/25, 75 minutes prior to your first scheduled game, at the field you are scheduled to play at. Therefore, if your first game is scheduled to start at 12:15pm your check-in time is no later than 11am on Friday 11/25.
  • A completed and signed Team Roster must be submitted by coach or manager who must certify that all players are registered players.
  • Teams must also present laminated USYSA player cards for 2016/17, proof of age, and signed medical release forms. US Club Soccer Cards will also be accepted, but no mixing of cards.
  • Coach or Assistant Coach must have valid Coaching ID to participate in tournament games.
  • If you are a team from outside SoCal, we recommend you arrive by Thursday evening to ensure there are no delays in starting your games on time.

  • Friday game schedules will run from 12:15PM – 9:30PM
  • Saturday game schedules will run from 9:35AM – 9:30PM
  • Sunday game schedules will run from 8:30AM – 3:05PM
  • Per numerous College Coach requests, the first games will start as early as 12:15pm on Friday, Nov 25th. The last showcase game will be scheduled to start no later than 2pm on Sunday, Nov 27th. Your team may be scheduled to play in any of these time slots. Therefore, when making travel arrangements please plan within these parameters.

The November Nights Elite College Showcase is a ‘Stay & Play’ Tournament, which means that teams (players/parents/coaches/relatives & anyone associated with the team) traveling into Carlsbad and North County San Diego are required to follow our reservation procedure and stay in hotels that are approved by the Tournament as a condition of participation. All teams requiring overnight accommodations MUST secure them through our hotel partners. Teams MUST reserve a minimum of 6 rooms to qualify and participate in November Nights. Failure to do so may result in the team not getting scheduled.

Please CLICK HERE for Hotel Procedure and Approved Hotels list!

The November Nights Elite College Showcase is a ‘Stay & Play’ Tournament, which means that teams (players/parents/coaches/relatives & anyone associated with the team) traveling into Carlsbad and North County San Diego are required to follow our reservation procedure and stay in hotels that are approved by the Tournament as a condition of participation. If your Team/Club address is located outside of an 80 Mile radius of our Tournament Headquarters (6440 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad, CA) your team is required to follow the same rules as noted above. All teams requiring overnight accommodations MUST secure them through our hotel partners. Teams MUST reserve a minimum of 6 rooms to qualify and participate in November Nights. Failure to do so may result in the team not getting scheduled.

Please CLICK HERE for Hotel Procedure and Approved Hotels list!

November Nights have made a long term agreement with Sportport Events to acquire their new Mobile App for College Recruiting and Information for all teams and participants of November Nights. Please click here to read the press release.



Neither Mandy or I had attended this tournament in the past because we hadn’t heard about it.  But when we did get some information we felt that there may not have had the caliber of player we were looking for participating.  After attending this summer we found that to be an absolute false assumption.  There were excellent teams participating in a very competitive environment.  And we felt that there were considerably more players that hadn’t given their verbal commitments, available players for programs such as ours, than there are at the other tournament taking place at the same time.  We are making plans to travel back again next year because we can see more players still looking for that right school playing in a very competitive environment against very quality opponents.  Thank you!

Josh Green
University of South Dakota, Coyotes Soccer